Britain’s young imams: rebels, feminists, YouTubers, traditionalists

A new photography essay by Shyamantha Asokan explores Britain’s new generation of imams – young Muslims who are breaking with traditions, setting up gender-equal mosques, counselling their congregations on how to deal with Islamophobia, preaching via YouTube, and more. Read More

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What’s happening to British Asian culture?

Henna Zamurd-Butt talks to Sharan Dhaliwal about how young British Asians are expressing their identity through art Read More

Brown men belong in documentaries, not fine art: in conversation with photographer Mahtab Hussain

by Jamal Mehmood These are trying times for the subjects of Mahtab Hussain’s latest work. The artist’s series of portraits titled ‘You Get Me?’ is a timely look at young, working class South Asian men, who identify as Muslim. A community that is at once under pernicious state surveillance, as well as increasing intimidation from… Read More

Visual Subversions: At the Intersection of Art and Identity

Stunning traditional henna designs on hands, backs and legs are the subject of artist Hina Ali‘s photo essay, exploring skin as a ‘repository of honour & canvass of oppression’. with Rakshi Rath The Artist’s Journey: I am a final year undergraduate, studying Fine Art for Design. My search for mediums of artistic expression during my studies has also coincided… Read More

Fathering While Black Part 2 – On a Path of Forgiveness

by Zun Lee Read Part 1 of Fathering While Black Father absence was a personal double-whammy for me: I grew up with a Korean father who was married to my mother, lived at home with us, provided materially but was emotionally distant, and extremely physically abusive. From a census perspective, he’d be considered “present”, yet… Read More

Photo Gallery: Modelling in Botswana

  One day, about 5 years ago it dawned on me, it was pictures that I loved more than anything else, be it the ones that are drawn by a sunset on a sky or the moving ones on my TV screen or the ones that were taken with a stills camera and printed on… Read More